A Scarf for Spring - Tea Rose Home Style

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I found this dress at a thrift store a few month ago. Although, the style of the dress is a little 80's ish, I fell in love with the gauze material and the romantic floral print. I have been looking for gauze material, but they are really hard to find.

I bought the dress, so I could make something out of it. I had lots of ideas, but it was very difficult to decide what to make. Once the dress is cut, that's it! It's not like I can go back to a fabric store and buy more.

Then, I started seeing beautiful scarfs for Spring at the stores. I had to make one with the fabric!

I separated the top and the bottom...

Actually, the skirt portion was made out of four large panels. I only needed to make my scarf.

1) I cut the panel in half, and sewed them together to make a long piece. Then, I just used a zig-zag stitch for both sides to prevent fraying.

2) Then, I pulled threads using a pin.

3) When I pulled about 2 1/2" worth of threads, I took sections of threads and twisted them together to make fringe.

4) Now I have an airy and romantic scarf for Spring!

I love it!! I still have three panels left. I am debating whether to make a blouse or camisol. Are you wondering what I did with the top portion of the dress? (I have a hard time throwing beautiful fabrics away).

I actually made some flowers, I can either make it into hair accessories, make corsage, or use them to dress up my t-shirt.

In my next post I will show you how I made the flowers. Don't miss it! ;)

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  • Rachel Rachel on Mar 11, 2022

    what a great idea! The fabric is so pretty. Do you have a cute little girl in your life?Maybe 1-5 years old?When my daughters were little I used to sew a lot for myself. Often a yard or so was left over and I would use it to make a little dress for them as well. You wouldn't believe the wonderful comments and discussions that would generate from just passersby! Another idea? why not make scarves for friends to give away as gifts?Then agree to wear them on the same day together and go to lunch!

  • Barbara Barbara on Mar 12, 2022

    Beautiful! Since this scarf might eventually need to be washed, I'd tie a little knot at the top of each fringe section where it meets the fabric.

    I also like Rachel's idea about a matching scarf lunch! Or have a tea party and gift them to the guests! Easter?...